Reaching New Heights

As we look forward to the opening of the 2022-2023 school year, Williams’ 132nd year of educating students, the School is well poised for growth and opportunity.

In the spring, Williams announced two new academic programs to further each student’s positioning as they apply to college and to provide guidance and mentoring for career preparation:

  • The College Acceleration Program offers students the opportunity to take four courses at Connecticut College over the course of their junior and senior years. 
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs offer students the opportunity to focus their field of study in one of four areas — engineering, environmental sustainability, global perspectives, and humanities and the arts beginning in their sophomore year. 

Throughout the pandemic, Williams made significant investments in their campus infrastructure to provide the most safe and hygienic environment so that students could remain on campus for in-person teaching and learning. This has proven to be a crucial component for students’ academic development and their health and wellness. A few examples are: 
  • State of the art HVAC systems installed in classrooms and community spaces to improve air quality and flow
  • A new turf field built at the School’s 180-acre Athletic Complex in Quaker Hill for its Soccer and Lacrosse teams
  • Campus upgrades to art gallery, community, and fitness center spaces, and installation of new outdoor lighting.

Thanks to the School’s strong endowment and generous philanthropic support, Williams is well positioned to reach new heights this year and moving forward.